Aleksandar Kolarov: Man City still better than Man United

Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov believes the Citizens are still better than Manchester United despite the points gap

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Roberto Mancini's side are 15 points behind leaders Manchester United Photo: Back Page Images

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Aleksandar Kolarov believes Manchester City are still better than Manchester United, despite trailing the Premier League leaders by 15 points heading into Monday’s derby.

The Citizens travel to Old Trafford looking to keep their slender title hopes alive by securing back-to-back victories at United’s home ground.

City suffered a 3-2 loss to Sir Alex Ferguson’s men in January, with Netherlands international Robin van Persie scoring a late winner.

Kolarov admits Roberto Mancini’s men have paid for their inconsistent performances this season, but the Serb still believes City are good enough to beat United.

“I have to be honest, they have been better this season,” Kolarov told Sky Sports.

“We have played good, but some games we have made mistakes. Against small teams, we have made a lot of mistakes – away especially.

“They deserve it because they are in first place at the moment. But, for us, that doesn’t change anything. We are going to try and win in the game at Old Trafford, to be proud.

“They are confident in this moment and it will be a different game but – if we play like we know, if we are all at 100 per cent – I think we are better than them.”

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